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Research Coordination Networks in Undergraduate Biology Education (RCN-UBE)

The goal of the RCN program is to advance a field or create new directions in research or education by supporting groups of investigators to communicate and coordinate their research, training, and educational activities across disciplinary, organizational, geographic, and international boundaries. The RCN-UBE program originated as a unique RCN track to “catalyze positive changes in...

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Vision and Change in Undergraduate Biology Education (V&C)

The National Science Foundation’s (NSF’s) Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE) in the Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR) acknowledges the need to expand and chronicle educational change efforts across the nation.  To this end, DUE invites proposals to study the impact of the Vision and Change (V&C) movement in Undergraduate Biology Education. Specifically, this...

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CERES Seed Fund

The agricultural industry has experienced significant loss and economic consequences from infectious disease outbreaks in animals and plants caused by a variety of pathogens. Although preparedness, detection and response to infectious disease outbreaks have improved, significant gaps still remain. To address these gaps, the Coalition for Epi Response, Engagement, and Science (CERES) consortium of land-grant...

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Biomed Bootcamp

This year, the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) is hosting our first ever Biomed Boot Camp, where 7th and 8th graders from across Fort Collins will visit our workshops on biomedical engineering, allowing the students to gain a hands-on experience and see what biomed is all about! BMES is accepting the first 30 participants into this...

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The CSU Bug Zoo

The CSU Bug Zoo strives to bring a deeper appreciation for arthropods through hands-on learning opportunities with live insects, enthusiastic volunteers, and continuing involvement in the Fort Collins community. It is home to over 30 different species of arachnids, insects, and other arthropods. We are open to the public for tours, and would love to...

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Applied Physiology Camp

Applied Physiology Camp is a hands-on academic day camp for high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors who have a strong interest in science and are considering pursuing a career in a health-related field such as medicine, physical or occupational therapy, health and exercise science, or in scientific research. The camp blends exciting concepts in physiology and neurology...

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Anatomy Camp

The Anatomy Camp at Colorado State University is an academic summer camp that uses hands-on learning aimed at high school juniors and seniors interested in going into pre-med majors in college. Students will have the opportunity to dissect real anatomical specimens, while also learning anatomy on human cadavers. In addition, campers will look at case studies to diagnose medical...

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Summer Vet Program for Future Veterinarians

The Summer Vet Program is a student’s ticket to the world of veterinary medicine. For students who are serious about becoming a veterinarian, this is a super opportunity to look into the real and sometimes gritty field of veterinary medicine. Through presentation, demonstrations, laboratory visits, and hands-on activities, students discover what modern veterinary medicine is...

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Open Wide and Step Inside

This outreach event occurs at Little Shop of Physics. MIP students enrolled in our capstone service learning course Gram stain mouth swabs, and then help people view their oral microbiota under a light microscope.

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Microbe Hunters

In our first visit, students learn about microbes (what they are, what size they are) and then are asked to hypothesize where microbes may live (or not live). Students don lab coats, are given sterile swabs and petri dishes contain microbe food. They then test different areas in their classroom to see where microbes live....

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